Here is a look at the latest from Japanese label Rough and Rugged and their collection for the autumn/winter 2014 season. I gotta say first off its so nice to be seeing all these colder weather collections, I can only handle so many short sleeve button ups and shorts looks for so long. This collection for AW14 is chock-full of great looks and pieces; outerwear, sweaters, denims and some choice headwear. One stand out for me throughout the collection is the fits – a good mix of fitted and more relaxed cuts.
Another label that I am always stoked to see when they drop the newness is Cluct. The Japanese label has come super correct with this collection for the autumn 2014 season. I don’t even know where to start; the sweaters, varsities, shirting, denim, military jackets etc. are all so damn good. This is one of those brands that I have loved watching their progression, constantly producing timeless collections season after season.
Now in its tenth year, Disasterdaze has proven to be one of the Pacific Northwest’s favorite sickle events. In the weeks leading up to the party I was sweating that I would have to drive my truck over as I was waiting to hear back from our czarist ICBC whether or not my bike was going to pass inspection and be allowed back on the roadways after getting a Notice and Order the month before.
With the current state of men’s fashun being the way it is (or Kevin and I being the way we are) there really aren’t too many brands doing it for us these days. One of the brands that falls on the other side of that statement is Challenger, their contemporary takes on street classics is always on point and this collection for the autumn/winter 2014 season is a great example of that. So much goodness up in this collection, with the outerwear (specifically the leathers) and the white denim looks being the stand outs for me.
It’s been a minute since we’ve seen anything from the Ben Davis Projectline, SF workwear originals reinterpreted in Japan. Style game crazy here, all on point but impact lost via the model choice – toughen this lookbook up a bit and you’ve got a winner. Click though and take a good look at all the pieces, the full strength of Japanese revisioning on display.
Brixton, again and again. Lots of familiar faces in this and killer direction / collection. And Cock Sparrer! If there was every a brand that deserved to get huge, it’s Brixton.
Bless Captain Fin Co, these dudes have the right take on pretty much everything… skating how I like to skate, just better.
NuGgETS is a new line to me, but this f/w 2014 collection is game tight with the palette, staple fall looks with a unique touch. Some of the pieces are a bit fashun and seem like add-ons to an otherwise fairly linear line, but that’s probably the point, shake it up a bit. Really thought through and cohesive, looking forward to following this label for seasons to come.